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Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Almond Butter

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Almond Butter

Today’s vegan (no dairy or meat) recipe for Thai Sweet Potato Soup was created for the Almond Board of California by Julie Resnick, founder of The Feedfeed. That is a wonderful cooking website with so many fantastic recipes, you really should check it out. Coincidentally, I tried a soup quite similar to this made with […]

Posted on February 18th, 2020

Almond Blossoms Bring in the Spring

Pink Almond Blossoms

“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I […]

Posted on February 13th, 2020

Let’s Celebrate Cashew Butter!

Maisie Jane's Cashew Butter with Women's Health Magazine

We’re celebrating! Maisie Jane’s Creamy Cashew Butter (Organic Creamy Cashew Butter) was featured in Women’s Health Magazine this month! And to celebrate we’re giving away a jar of our organic version–pop over to our Instagram to learn more!! (@maisiejanessunshine ) If you’re not familiar with cashew butter yet, you should definitely try our nothing-but-nuts cashew […]

Posted on February 11th, 2020

Making Your Own Nut Milk Just Became Easier!

almond milk

Have you ever tried making your own almond milk? It’s not hard—I’ve posted instructions before. But you have to take time to let the almonds soak and then strain out all the almond pulp after you blend them with water. It’s no big deal as you can use the pulp for lots of things. But […]

Posted on February 6th, 2020

Entrance of the Flower

almond blossoms

Today, as I write this blog post, is the traditional day of celebration in Torrent, Spain called La entrada de la flor or the Entrance of the Flower. On February 1st, in the Valencian community, the Confrerie of the Mother of God make an offering of a branch of the first blooming almond tree to […]

Posted on February 4th, 2020

Maisie Jane’s for Valentine’s Day

Maisie Jane's parents celebrating

Valentine’s Day is coming and what better place to shop for something special for your sweetie, and for all your loved ones, than Maisie Jane’s! If you’re local, stop by our country store at 1324 Dayton Rd. In addition to gift baskets and chocolate almond treats, you could pick up a bottle of wine, some […]

Posted on January 30th, 2020

Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

salad with bottle of dressing

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables? Yeah, mine was, too. The latest Food Pyramid guide recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables a day! And, certainly, every nutritionist agrees that the simple change of eating more vegetables is good for everything from heart health to weight loss. Unfortunately, I feel doomed to fail at […]

Posted on January 28th, 2020

We’ve Come So Far!

Maisie Jane's first store

Sometimes it’s great to remember how it all began. Did you know that Maisie Jane’s was created as a Future Farmers of America (FFA) project when Maisie was just seventeen in her mom’s kitchen? Yup! Maisie grew up in a family that had been growing almonds for three generations. So she heard a lot of […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2020

One Ingredient Nut Butter

Smooth Almond Butter

What’s in our most popular nut butters? Just one ingredient: nuts! What else do you need? Extra oil (and fat)? Noooo. Extra sugar? I don’t think so! Extra salt? If you have high blood pressure, you certainly don’t want that. Our natural and organic nuts are wholesome, naturally delicious, and good for you exactly as […]

Posted on January 21st, 2020

Walnut Trees in Winter and David Hockney

David Hockney painting, East Yorkshire Walnut Trees

In winter, it sometimes seems like there is little to notice, and little to write about when it comes to nuts. But that is always when I look to famous artists—and the artist in me—for inspiration. Because there IS something I love about nut trees in winter: it’s the only time when you can plainly […]

Posted on January 16th, 2020